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Embroidery Machinery Market

Embroidery Machinery Market

Embroidery Machinery Market By Machine Type (Cornely Hand-Guided Embroidery Machines,Free Motion Embroidery Machines,Computerized Embroidery Machines), By Needle Type (Single Needle Embroidery Machinery,Multi Needle Embroidery Machinery), By Working Area (Below 20 Sq. Inches,20 – 40 Sq. Inches,40 – 60 Sq. Inches) - Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Embroidery Machinery Market
  • Apr-2021
  • List of Tables : 142
  • List of Figures : 215
  • 170 Pages
  • Industrial Goods

About the Report

The global embroidery machinery market is projected to rise at a steady CAGR of around 5% from 2021 to 2031, crossing a market valuation of US$ 2.4 Bn by 2031-end.

Computerized embroidery machines will rule the roost with more than 85% share in overall sales. Embroidery machinery, due to its high strength, durability, and storage, finds comprehensive use in the commercial industry.

Fact.MR, in its latest research report, offers profound insights on key factors expected to fuel demand for embroidery machinery over the coming years. The report tracks sales of embroidery machines in 20+ high-growth markets, and also details the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on this space.

Historical Vs. Future Market Projections

Over the historical period of 2016-2020, the global embroidery machinery market progressed at a sluggish CAGR of 1.9%. Increase in use of embroidery machinery by domestic handlers and further scaling of entrepreneurship for embroidery machinery have been key bolstering factors for market players.

Moreover, advancements in manufacturing of embroidery machinery by providing multiple needles, larger hoop sizes, and throat width machines for users are some vital factors contributing to market growth. Further, escalating growth of the textile industry with the industry being surplus in its trade, globally, is poised to provide significant boost to market growth.

By virtue of the aforementioned factors, the market is projected to expand at a burly CAGR of around 5% through 2031.

How will Growth of the Textile Industry Coxswain Embroidery Machinery Demand?

The textile industry has been the prime bellwether for embroidery machinery sales, as the machinery finds extensive use in the commercial industry for making flamboyant designs and fabrics.

Over the years, the global textile industry has seen progressing growth with key contributors being the U.S., China, and India. With surplus in textile product exports globally, growth is directly fueled by the house apparel, fashion, and embroidery industry. As such, demand for embroidery machines from the textile industry is rising in parallel.

What are the Advantages of Smart Embroidery Machines?     

Over the years, embroidery machines have seen an evolution in their hardware as well as software. Recent technologies in hardware include EMT 16 plus by Melco industries Inc., which provides the flexibility to start and stop heads independently, unlike previous machines where users had to shut all the heads to change one bobbin.

Acti-Feed thread control monitors the system and adjusts the feed and tension automatically. Hardware advancements such as bearings and belts that do not require oil are some of the modifications increasing demand for embroidery machinery.

Furthermore, onsite business management software allows the user to manage the shop singlehandedly from one place. Other software advancements such as embedded embroidery designs, smart machines, and swift touchscreen display for easy use, among many others, are encouraging demand.

Moreover, the embroidery industry has seen multiple developments in decoration designing software.

According to embroidery studio Wilcon, there exists a major gap between embroidery machines and software. To fill this gap, the company introduced a hardware named EmbroideryConnect to wirelessly transfer and manage embroidery designs between the embroidery design hub and embroidery machine.

Such advancements in automatic embroidery machines are are poised to contribute significantly to demand growth over the coming years.

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How Will Changes in Thread Coloring Impact Sales of Embroidery Machinery?

Thread coloring has seen massive turnaround with the inception of thread coloring changing units by Swedish textile innovation brand Coloreel Group AB. The company has revolutionized the embroidery industry with the introduction of its Coloreel technology.

Moreover, the technology enables embroiders to change the color of the thread according to ongoing design during the operation. This carries an advantage of having only single white thread reel on the top of each head. The technology enables smooth and gradual color change in the thread for high-quality finish.

Further, this technology has enabled to use large quantities of different color threads with the ready availability of the right thread. This is considered as a revolutionary tactical shift in embroidery machinery, and is poised to lend significant growth to the market in future.

Domestic Use – The Market Primate?        

Embroidery machinery has been a longstanding forte for domestic and small-scale use. Recent availability of multipurpose large-scale embroidery machines has led to increased commercial use. Moreover, embroidery has always been a part of cultures in every corner of the world. People show their history and culture through their embroidery. Embroidery is also an avenue for youngsters to improve a certain set of skills, such as creativity, focus, and discipline.

Further, in the fast-running world of today, embroidery has become a way to learn new skills and relax. Through community development programs, embroidery has generated social engagement. These factors have resulted in an increase in embroidery machine demand over time. Manufacturers of embroidery machinery also come up with machines that are home-friendly and can be used by every person for their specific use. All these factors are projected to proffer significant boost to market expansion over the coming years.

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What are the Key Challenges Faced by Embroidery Machinery Manufacturers?

All-equipped technology embroidery machinery comes at a high price. This is due to high ownership and maintenance cost of the machinery. Embroidery machines come loaded with plenty of hardware and software technology to meet the demand of domestic as well as industrial use. These mechanical components and software need regular maintenance checks for ensuring smooth functioning, especially industrial embroidery machines.

Further, introduction of features such as enhanced storage capacity, embedded embroidery designs, touchscreen user interface, software solutions, smart technologies such as thread monitoring, and automatic tensioning, and multiple needles and multi functions have increased the cost of ownership of the product, and is significantly affecting market positing for large-scale growth.

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Country-wise Analysis

Why are Embroidery Machinery Sales High in the U.S.?

The United States has been a long standing forte in the fashion market, and is generally regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world. Sales of embroidery machinery in the fashion industry has been rising over time. Further, with favorable governmental policies and dominant presence of Hollywood in the country, the U.S. has high overall embroidery demand with extensive use of high-end technologies to come up with fascinating embroideries for the market.

Moreover, majority of top embroidery machine manufacturers have transcendent presence in the U.S., with the country being surplus in textile industry trade. Therefore, the U.S. is poised to play crucial role in the market, carrying a preponderance share over the coming years.

How is China’s Long History with Embroidery Benefiting Market Players?

The market China is poised for domineering growth over the forecast period at a staggering pace of close to 6% CAGR through 2031. China, predominantly known as the world’s manufacturing hub, is poised to imbibe demand in the market over coming years due to the presence of large-scale manufacturing companies, and also with China being the traditional market for embroidery machinery.

Furthermore, China has a long history in embroidery, and with the growing population and increasing entrepreneurship in the country, demand for embroidery machinery is poised for significant growth during the forecast period.

How is India’s Embroidery Market Faring?

India is also considered as a big market for embroidery machinery with pockets of dominance in certain states such as Gujarat, UP, and Rajasthan. Surat, a city in Gujarat, commands a majority of the market share in the whole country.

India’s embroidery traces its roots in the form of ancient history, where housewives used to make embroideries for their homes, which slowly catapulted to the nation becoming a lucrative market for embroidery machinery.

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Category-wise Insights

Which Machine Type is Most Used across Regions?

On the basis of machine type, computerized embroidery machines hold a gargantuan share of over 2/3 in the market. This is because computerized machinery offers a wide variety of stiches inbuilt in their memory, with users only needing to provide simple inputs to the machinery. They also allow the downloading of new programs from the Internet, which increases the scope of workers extensively.

Demand for computerized embroidery machinery is expected to outpace every other type of machines basically due to the prehistoric type of other machines. Further, computerized machinery works on microprocessors, which can help individuals do numerous tasks at hand in lesser time.

Which Needle Type is Preferred by Embroidery Machine Users?

As the fashion industry saw growth and designers started getting more serious about their creative designs, the market saw the industry shifting from single-needle to multi-needle machines. Usually, multi-head embroidery machines have around 2-16 needles. Each needle can have its own thread and color.

The 2-7 needle type is expected to grow at the fastest pace owing to its extensive use in both, the domestic and commercial industry. Generally, the 2-7 needle type is used widely due to a variety of offerings by manufactures in the segment, and low cost of the machines as compared to other needle types.

How is Large Working Area Crucial for Embroidery Machinery?

Working area is very crucial in embroidery machinery. A larger working area provides greater area to work with, which can help produce more embroideries in lesser time. This is generally used by commercial embroidery machine users for large-scale embroideries.

The above 100 sq. inches segment is poised to grow at the fastest rate of more than 6% within the segment. This is augmented by extensive use by commercial users and increase of manufacturing clusters across the world for colorful embroideries. Further, with rise in domestic use of embroidery machinery, 60-80 Sq. inch machines are poised for significant demand growth during the forecast period.

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Competition Landscape

These are considered as prominent manufacturers of embroidery machinery. Further, key market players are focusing on extensive R&D and strategic mergers and acquisitions. Launching novel products with advanced connecting machines is one of the key priorities for manufactures in this space. This is a partially consolidated market with the dominant presence of large companies and minuscule presence of small companies to choose from.

  • In August 2020, Tacony Corporation showcased its new product range at the Virtual Baby Lock Tech. This includes Solaris 2 embroidery and sewing machines and upgraded Vnture multi-needle embroidery machines.
  • In September 2019, Bernina of America announced the launch of new Tula Pink special edition machine models, including B 770, QE, and B 570 QE. These new machines feature a trendy oil-slick finish and effervescent faceplates.
  • In August 2019, Janome introduced Memory Craft 550E with upgraded embroidery hoop and designs.

Coming up with novel products and targeting strategic acquisitions and mergers is key for manufactures to make their presence felt in this market space.  

Report Scope                                   



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value and Mn Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Oceania
  • and the Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France
  • U.K.
  • China
  • India
  • Thailand
  • ANZ
  • GCC
  • and South Africa

Key Segments Covered

  • Machine Type
  • Needle Type
  • Working Area
  • Speed (Stich ting per Minute)
  • End-use Industry
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Baby Lock
  • Barudan Embroidery Machine
  • Bernina International
  • Brother Industries
  • Happy japan Inc.
  • Janome America Inc.
  • Melco International
  • Ricoma
  • Saurer AG
  • Singer Corporation
  • Tajima Industries Ltd.


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Key Market Segments Covered

Machine Type

  • Cornely Hand-Guided Embroidery Machines
  •  Free Motion Embroidery Machines
  •  Computerized Embroidery Machines
    •  Single-head 
    •  Multi-head 
    •  Schiffli

Needle Type

  • Single Needle Embroidery Machinery
  •  Multi Needle Embroidery Machinery
    •  2--7 Needles 
    •  7--11 Needles
    •  11--16 Needles 
    •  Above 16 Needles

Working Area

  • Below 20 Sq. Inches
  •  20 – 40 Sq. Inches
  •  40 – 60 Sq. Inches
  •  60 – 80 Sq. Inches 
  •  80 – 100 Sq. Inches
  •  Above  100 Sq. Inches 

Speed (Stitching Per Minute)

  •  Below 400 
  •  400 – 800 
  •  800 – 1200 
  •  Above 1200  

End-use Industry

  • Embroidery Machinery for Domestic Use
  • Embroidery Machinery for Commercial Use


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

Fact.MR projects the global embroidery machine market to register a CAGR worth around 5% across the 2021-2031 assessment period. High demand from commercial end use and technological advancements in embroidery machinery are key for growth.

As per Fact.MR’s projections, East Asia, and to be precise, China, is expected to pivot expansion, attributed to the already established manufacturing cluster and large-scale population to cater to.

In recent years, the embroidery industry has seen the introduction of Coloreel technology. This has proved to be a groundbreaking innovation that has opened the doors for high-quality coloring of threads in embroidery on demand. The technology enables<

Prominent players providing embroidery machinery include Baby Lock, Barudan, Bernina International, Brother Industries, Happy Japan Inc., Janome America Inc., Melco International, Ricoma, Saurer AG, Singer Corporation, and Tajimi Industries.

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